Monday, September 21, 2015

The Tanzanian Children's Fund,Education Director Jobs in Tanzania


Job description

The Tanzanian Children's Fund is seeking an Education Director to live at the Rift Valley Children's Village (RVCV) in Oldeani and act as the liaison and primary contact for RVCV with Gyetighi Primary and Oldeani Secondary Schools. In this role, the Education Director is the point person for all issues surrounding the management contract between both schools and RVCV.
Founded by India Howell in 2004, RVCV ope
rates in partnership with the Tanzanian Children's Fund, and is home to 94 orphaned children. RVCV is located in a remote impoverished village in Karatu District of Tanzania and is adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The goal of this management contract is to make Gyetighi Primary School the top school in the region and/or country, and to continue the process of also moving Oldeani Secondary School towards a similar level of excellence. To do this we must raise the standards of education, ensure that all students (no matter how poor) have the opportunity for a first-rate primary and secondary education, and improve the schools's overall environment in order to attract the best teachers.
The Education Director will work in concert with the Tanzanian teaching staff to establish a rapport with the faculty and identify the greatest needs at both schools. Understanding that both Gyetighi and Oldeani are impoverished, rural, government schools, the Education Director will work in partnership with the Head Teacher to manage and oversee day to day operations, including—but not limited to—coordination, facilitation and creation of teacher trainings and administrative schedules in order to help address these issues and concerns. The Education Director's time at will be divided between the two schools, however, the majority of time will be spent overseeing Oldeani Secondary School.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Attend senior staff meetings at RVCV as schedule allows
  • Act as the liaison and main contact with Gyetighi and Oldeani
  • Work daily at Gyetighi Primary School and Oldeani School in partnership with the head teachers and report to India Howell, founder and Director of the Rift Valley Children's Village as needed
  • Establish a rapport with all the faculty at Gyetighi and Oldeani to identify the challenges facing the schools
  • Serve as a mentor to the faculty by modeling instruction and using a classroom observation system to provide constructive feedback about teacher instruction, classroom management, assessment, etc.
  • Coordinate teacher trainings to address the needs of the students and faculty. When able, include the faculties of Oldeani and Meali Primary Schools in these trainings.
  • Identify areas of the curriculum that can be supplemented to the betterment of the students
  • Evaluate current instruction methods and work in concert with the Head Teacher to introduce strategies that include teaching to multiple learning styles, incorporate creativity into daily lesson plans, encourage independent thought from the students, etc.
  • Create a system to best utilize the limited resources, i.e., textbooks, etc., as well as identifying resources that can be purchased to improve overall quality of education.
  • Along with the Head Teacher, monitor staff work performance and handle staff management issues.
  • Along with the Head Teacher, evaluate applications and conduct interviews to hire new teachers.
  • Along with the Head Teacher, plan and implement teacher appreciation events, end-of-semester closing ceremonies, graduation, Parent's Day, etc.
  • Conduct interviews and selection process for Student Teachers
  • Act as supervisor of Student Teachers in all work related to Gyetighi.
  • Oversee RVCV programs at the school including:
    • Student Teacher Program
    • RVCV sponsored teacher performance
    • RVCV Sponsored Athletic Program
    • RVCV Sponsored Girls' Club
    • Monthly Teacher bonuses
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a point of contact and resource for classes and clubs taking place at RVCV
  • Oversee study hall at RVCV
  • Review semester and yearlong school performance of RVCV children who attend Gyetighi and identify areas of weakness and foci for tutoring during evenings and school vacations.
  • Oversee requests for purchases of teaching materials to be used at Oldeani, Gyetighi and RVCV, including the school store
  • Serve as a member of Gyetighi Primary School's school committee and Oldeani Secondary School board
Qualifications:
  • Commitment to service
  • Ability to engage children, faculty and volunteers
  • Ability to live in a remote area
  • Strong team-building skills and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Two years teaching experience
  • Experience in educational leadership or curriculum development helpful
  • Experience with ESOL /TOEFL or teaching in a bi-lingual setting helpful
  • Knowledge of Swahili helpful
  • Overseas working/volunteering experience helpful.
  • Ability to commit to a two year contract

How to apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and two references to Amber Oberc at jobs@tanzanianchildrensfund.org.

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